GALAXY Note II Product Image_Key Visual

T-Mobile got into the phablet game a little late when it released the Galaxy Note back in early August. Then, some three weeks later, all traces of the giant Samsung phone inexplicably disappeared from T-Mo's site, and third-party retailers were "out of stock." The latter incident lead us to believe one thing: T-Mobile was canning the original Note and would be getting the Note II soon after it launches in the U.S.


Now, TmoNews has gotten ahold of a screenshot that further backs up that hunch. The shot shows a Samsung device with the model number SGH-T889 running on what is said to be T-Mobile's 4G HSPA+ network. The model number is the most significant identifier here, because the original Note was T879; the incremental jump in model is highly suggestive that this is indeed the Note's successor.

Update: We reached out to our source and got a positive confirmation that this is indeed the Note II. Looks like there's a new monster coming to T-Mo town.

Another small detail that indicates this is probably the Note II is the Android version. The screenshot clearly show the device is running Android 4.1.1, which we already know will be running on the Note II upon release.

According to TmoNews, the T-Mobile Note II is said to be sporting the same 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos processor as its international brother, though other details are scarce. Hopefully T-Mo won't wait as long to get its hands on this new Sammy behemoth as it did the last one, so here's to hoping we get an affirmation soon enough.


Cameron Summerson
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  • aNYthing6

    Meh. I wish they used the quad-core Krait (APQ8064) instead.

    • seeingwhite

      Agreed. All the downvoters don't get it. Krait is a more advanced SOC and the GPU is much better as well.

    • http://www.facebook.com/normanpefarmer Norman Paul-Eric Farmer

      Anyone down voting this isn't very educated....

      • Matthew Fry

        I believe they are responding to @aNYthing6:disqus 's whining because it wasn't "the right quad core" instead of just being happy there will be a quad core processor at all.

        • aNYthing6

          Not whining at all. Krait is a better platform than the A9. It would have been smarter to use it in this phone for the US.

  • Scott Norcross

    Fantastic news! This is an absolute day one purchase for me. Thanks Tmo!

  • spydie

    Hey, at least it appears the earlier rumors of getting another damned dual-core in the U.S. (in order to get LTE) was just a bad rumor and the quad core they are using really does support HSPA+ and LTE like Samsung said it would. hssssss to the soothsayers of doomsday. I said I'd buy the old one at a reduced price if both had only a dual-core... now I can actually wait and anticipate a quad core with all the other goodies.

  • Tyler Jones

    Anyone want to buy an old att note? I definitely want to upgrade

  • Ryan Young

    OH god damn it Sprint! Get your shit together!

    • fixxmyhead

      Sprint? I will pray for u

  • I’m on tmo cuz it’s cheap

    Will it run on tmo's LTE?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      T-Mo doesn't have LTE yet, so no LTE devices are currently available or announced. You'll have to wait for 2013 to see those.

  • yarrellray

    Wow, This is a pleasant surprise. I was saving up to import one from negri electronics. Now I can just chilling knowing very soon that this will be arriving to my favorite carrier. The perfect device to add to my Galaxy S3 . Great way to end the 2012 year.

  • Faith

    On another note, I'm still waiting for the Jellybean update for my S3.
    ICI 4 DMA a web developer

  • http://www.facebook.com/scrichfield Kelly Scrichfield

    I hope it's true, my contract is up with Sprint in December, and I was really hoping to jump ship to the only us carrier that doesn't sell the iKoolaid. T-Mobile also offers the best pricing for a smart phone plan with my wife's employer discount, at just 59.50 before tax for the 500 minute 2GB full speed data plan.